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Old 8th Jun 2011, 23:24
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Alas, the 194 now terminates at West Croydon Bus Station.

The 119 thunders mightily from Bromley through central Croydon to "Purley Way Colonnades" - apparently a youth-focused entertainment complex - where the Gipsy Moth pub can be found on the opposite side of Purley Way to the airport terminal. Such is progress...

Lucky to see the odd Spitfire over our little corner of the TMA Pop, I once saw the Lancaster paying a courtesy call to the Croydon Airport memorial, and an Avenger and Sea Fury formating their way to the west on another ocassion...

Quite a few light aircraft squeeze between the corner of the TMA and the gliding activity at Kenley, but I mostly see aircraft westbound off the hold at Biggin Hill and on the eastern leg towards Bromley as described by HD above. And the departures on a Dover 21 or 22 SID? Seem to recall that name from the far off days listening to an airband...
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